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# 100046 2-Apr-2012 12:38
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So I spent a large part of my weekend trying to get spotify working on my Lumia 710.

I already have a Spotify account and went to buy the premium version, got stuck as they needed a credit card from the US/UK. Managed to get around this as my Dad as a UK credit card.

Thought I was all sweet to go until I found I couldn't get the Spotify app in the NZ marketplace.
Seems the only way I could get it would be to setup a new Windows live ID with my country set as UK, the main problem with this is I could never change this back to NZ which could be a problem in the future.

Does anyone know of a way to get the Spotify app onto my phone?

Or what other services like this are around? I have heard about Zune pass but not sure what it is?

Cheers?

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  # 603765 2-Apr-2012 12:51
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Spotify is close to releasing in NZ.

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  # 603833 2-Apr-2012 13:53
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Zune pass isn't available in NZ. You can use RDIO though, similar to Spotify, about $20 a month (but subscribe online rather than through apps as they ramp up the price to cover the "Apple Tax" - presumably there's a Microsoft Tax too)

 
 
 
 


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  # 603834 2-Apr-2012 13:54
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RDIO is $14 per month, via the web.



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  # 603835 2-Apr-2012 13:55
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Yeah i think i will give the free trail of RDIO a try, when it first came out the content available was pretty poor but hopefully it is better now.

Zune Pass seems really good but again you need to set your Live ID to US which is a pain.

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  # 603844 2-Apr-2012 14:14
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Rdio...

They will have some "content not available in your region" but most of their catalogue is available. I guess this will be the same with Spotify anyway.






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  # 603847 2-Apr-2012 14:16
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freitasm: Rdio...

They will have some "content not available in your region" but most of their catalogue is available. I guess this will be the same with Spotify anyway.


Have just installed Rdio, seems really good actually. They have all the content I had in my spotify playlist and some NZ bands spotify didn't have.

Have signed up and installing the WP7 app as we speak :) 

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  # 603849 2-Apr-2012 14:18
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I found Rdio to be pretty rubbish and lacked a lot of content, or made it very hard to find. For instance playing a top 100, Adele looks like it should play but it doesn't. Doesn't even say not available in that area of the app. Try and do a search and it actually alerts you to the fact it is unavailable.

 
 
 
 


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  # 603850 2-Apr-2012 14:20
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Forgot to mention. I was using Pandora Radio for a while but it requires a VPN. Stumbled upon Jango Radio which works in NZ and it actually seems better in some areas: unlimited song skips, free with no adverts.

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  # 617855 1-May-2012 11:45
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Ive been giving Deezer's 15-day trial a go. Really happy with it. Theres still some albums that aren't accessible, and some of the website is still in French :p  But overall awesome. Also a WP7 app, which is a big plus.

It also scrobbles! :)

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  # 617989 1-May-2012 17:09
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I use Rdio. Have found it have to have close to every track and album I've wanted to listen to, however there's been a few which are regionally excluded.

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  # 618442 2-May-2012 16:36
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I'm very impressed with Deezer but I will wait for Spotify's release to make my final decision.

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  # 618527 2-May-2012 19:24
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Well, the good news is Spotify has filled one of the two jobs they had going in Sydney - that could be a precursor, now just to wait until they fill that "PR Manager" position then they should be good to go (the one they filled was a Business Development position, dealing with licensing and stuff).

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  # 619347 4-May-2012 10:24
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Anyone know if NZ will be able to buy music from zune in the future? Or with win 8 "woodstock"? I find it a real let down compared to itunes which has music store, genius, itunes match...

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  # 619367 4-May-2012 10:42
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Zune Pass or Woodstock would be fantastic. It's such a shame Zune made it to Australia and has not made a move across the ditch here. Microsoft NZ's twitter account even told me it had no information to give me at this time. I can only imagine it will remain this way until the next big push: Windows 8 and Woodstock.

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